We have all heard about the Righteous Among the Nations, non-Jews who saved the lives of Jews during the Holocaust, but many of us are unfamiliar with the stories of Jews who risked their lives to save fellow Jews during World War II.
In a unique annual commemoration ceremony held Monday as Israel marked Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, 28 Jewish Rescuers Citations were granted to Jewish rescuers who were active in Hungary during the war.
The event’s guest of honor was Hungarian Ambassador to Israel Zoltán Szentgyörgyi.
The ceremony – likely the only one in the world putting a spotlight on Jews’ rescue activities – was held by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) at the Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” plaza outside Jerusalem.
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